The biggest challenge in development planning of India is poverty. Although many parts of the country are developing in higher pace, many are still living in poverty with deprivation, illiteracy, malnutrition and low human resource development. Though there has been a sharp decline in poverty over the last few years, the number of poverty struck areas is still innumerable. Many poverty eradication programmes have been implemented but the success rates of such programmes are very less due to various reasons which include corruption and mismanagement of fund. The government should focus on making effective strategies for the development of social sectors which include population control, primary education, family welfare and job creation in rural areas. The rural citizens should also co-operate with the development processes in order to execute it smoothly. Such aspects have so far been untouched in many ways in our country"s development planning. You can join Alteranation and share your concern.